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UNESCO team in Iraq met in Mosul with the Director, Northern Regional Center for Explosives, the Director of Mines and Explosives Section (Ministry of Defense), and with representatives from the Department of Antiquities (SBAH)

09/09/2019
, Iraq

The UNESCO team in Iraq met in Mosul with the Director, Northern Regional Center for Explosives, the Director of Mines and Explosives Section (Ministry of Defense), and with representatives from the Department of Antiquities (SBAH).

The discussion focused on the demining activities at the Al-Nouri mosque site: the site has been partially cleared by the Iraqi authorities. A survey report will be finalized shortly by a specialized contractor for final clearance.

In agreement with the Iraqi authorities and under the supervision of the Department of Antiquities, UNESCO will carry out the work of lifting, sorting and documenting the remaining archeological debris at the site.